Antimicrobial-resistant bacteria are appearing in headlines more often as time goes by, along with the escalating need for new antibiotics to treat these bacteria. Yet only two new antibiotic treatments have been approved and released onto the market since 2008. There are...
The pressures and drivers to reduce costs, improve quality, emphasize...
Physicians' social skills often tie in directly to their job performances; Forbes quotes "Regardless of doctors' technical competence, their ability to deal with patients and influence their behavior will depend more on their personality...
Some healthcare stakeholders have proposed possible issues with bundled payment models — which involve a set price, intended to cover each element of clinical care or support for a specific procedure or condition. As the healthcare industry transition from fee-for-service...
Healthcare spending is seeing some modest, conservative trends among people who get health insurance at work. Prices have edged upward, but people in employer-based plans have made fewer trips to doctors, hospitals and pharmacies.
Hospital giant, HCA has implemented plans to acquire CareNow urgent care. The acquisition would add 24 urgent care centers to HCA's extensive chain of 11 hospitals. Majority of these urgent care centers are within a five-mile radius of HCA's existing hospitals. The company...
Medical Economics names Practice Velocity, an electronic medical record (EMR) and practice management software, start up consulting and medical billing provider for urgent care centers, to their Top 50 EHR list for a second consecutive...
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